Fried Shrimp with Garlic and Parmesan Recipe

This dish features succulent shrimp fried to perfection and flavored with aromatic garlic and rich Parmesan cheese. Perfect as an appetizer or main course, it’s a delightful combination that seafood lovers will adore.


  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped (optional, for garnish)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or vegetable oil (for frying)
  • Lemon wedges (for serving)


  1. Prepare the Breading Stations:
  • Set up three shallow dishes: one with the flour, one with the beaten eggs, and one with a mixture of panko breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  1. Bread the Shrimp:
  • Dredge each shrimp in the flour, shaking off any excess.
  • Dip the shrimp into the beaten eggs, ensuring they are well coated.
  • Press the shrimp into the panko mixture, coating them evenly. Place the breaded shrimp on a plate and repeat with the remaining shrimp.
  1. Heat the Oil:
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. The oil is ready when it shimmers and a breadcrumb dropped into it sizzles.
  1. Fry the Shrimp:
  • Add the minced garlic to the hot oil and sauté for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
  • Carefully add the breaded shrimp to the skillet, frying in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding.
  • Fry the shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  1. Drain and Serve:
  • Remove the shrimp from the skillet and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve with lemon wedges on the side.

Enjoy your delicious Fried Shrimp with Garlic and Parmesan!

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